Saturday, November 1, 2008

What is e-Learning?

e-Learning is not just e-training. eLearning is the overarching umbrella that encompasses education, information, communication, training, knowledge management, and performance management. It is the web-enabled system that makes information and knowledge accessible to those who need it, when they need it — anytime, anywhere.”

“We define eLearning as the delivery of content via all electronic media including the Internet, intranets, extranets, satellite broadcasts, audio/video tapes, interactive TV, and CD-ROM”.

What The “e” Is About?

Exploration: eLearners use the Web as an exploratory tool to access a plethora of information and resources.

Experience: The Web offers eLearners a total learning experience, from synchronous learning to threaded discussions to self-paced study.

Engagement: The Web captivates learners by enabling creative approaches to learning that foster collaboration and a sense of community.

Ease of use: Not only is the Web easy to use for learners who are already familiar with the navigation capabilities of the medium, but to learning providers as well, as they can easily make content immediately available to learners across all technical platforms (Windows, N4AC, Unix, etc.).

Empowerment: The Web puts learners in the driver's seat with a set of tools that enables personalization of content and allows learners to choose the way .